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Meaningful Gifts for Mom and Dad

"The only people who truly know your story are the ones that helped you write it."

-UNKNOWN-

With our newest I Love You Mom and I Love You Dad gift books, we aimed to create meaningful, keepsake titles that offer connection, personalization, and a hand-crafted feel—creating a gift that is not only beautiful, but meaningful as well.


Author M.H. Clark says she hopes these books offer a framework for capturing a story that’s as unique as the giver—with room for all different types of stories and all different types of families. Each book is filled with heartfelt statements on the special connection between a parent and child, as well as written prompts for the reader to fill in with their own memories, anecdotes, and reflections:

•    These words make me think of you…
•    I've always admired how gifted you are at…
•    If I could give you anything in the word, it would be…

Answer each prompt however you like—with a sketch or illustration, a list, a big sentence or a whole paragraph. No matter how you fill it out, whether in one afternoon or over the course of many days, you’ll create a completely unique record of your relationship.

For the design, designer Heidi Rodriguez wanted to offer a classic, open look that appealed to wide range of aesthetics. She drew on inspiration from family photo albums, particularly with the framing of each prompt. In addition, Heidi added warmth and a personal feel by incorporating hand-drawn geometric textures as well as hand-traced type.

The end result is a set of titles that will inspire and spark special moments between family members—a beautiful keepsake that, as M.H. says, “…will create a beautiful picture of your relationship.”

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah 12.03.2015 | 5:58 PM

    I love these! Meaningful gifts are definitely important, and can also be great value too because hopefully they don't end up re-gifted!
  • 2 Moses Baron 04.26.2016 | 4:24 PM

    I loved the ideas of giving a meaningful gift but according to me it should be thoughtful too. I recently went through an article which I found very interesting. The article gives an overview of how does one give a thoughtful gift. Please find it here: http://www.thoughtfully.com/how-does-one-give-a-thoughtful-gift/ I hope your readers will also like it.
  • 3 Marie Alexander 02.01.2017 | 4:12 AM

    Meaningful gifts are definitely the way to go... I find it hard to think of gifts for people but personalised items are really cool! I found a website called It's Handmade which does a lot from jewellery, keyrings and more! Definitely would recommend them if you are looking for something to engrave with a message/name.

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